Austin Peay Governors at Eastern Illinois Panthers Betting Prediction 02/22/20

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The Eastern Illinois Panthers (13-14, 6-9 OVC) close out their home schedule at Lantz Arena against the Austin Peay Governors (19-9, 13-2 OVC). The game gets underway at 4:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 22, 2020.

Austin Peay Governors vs. Eastern Illinois Panthers ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Panthers edged the Murray State Racers 63-60, while the Governors easily got past the SIUE Cougars 78-60.

Austin Peay dominated every stat category in the game. They had a solid effective field goal percentage of 0.554 (above their season average of 0.518) and a free throw rate of 0.286 (above their season average of 0.275). For those same stats, SIUE was 0.435 and 0.241, respectively. The Panthers, meanwhile, forced 16 turnovers and held the Racers to an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.6 (below their season average of 30.4). Eastern Illinois was lifted by George Dixon, who put up 16 points and seven rebounds. Terry Taylor had a good outing for Austin Peay, recording 16 points and 11 rebounds.

In their first matchup this year, Taylor led the Governors to a 68-64 win. He scored a game-high 16 points. Austin Peay’s 0.180 free throw rate was their largest strength over Eastern Illinois, who had a mark of 0.102.

The offensive glass could be a major advantage for Austin Peay in this matchup. The Governors are among the country’s elite on the offensive glass, ranking 30th in offensive rebounding percentage at 33.6 percent. Meanwhile, Eastern Illinois ranks 180th in the NCAA at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 72.1 percent.

Austin Peay Governors vs. Eastern Illinois Panthers Odds Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Austin Peay, ATS Winner – Austin Peay, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Eastern Illinois averages 13.9 assists per game, which ranks 102nd in the country. Austin Peay ranks 198th in assists allowed per game (13.7).
  • The Governors rank 146th in rebounds per game (35.5) while the Panthers rank 166th in rebounds allowed per game (35.4).
  • Austin Peay ranks 48th in three pointers allowed per game (19.0) while Eastern Illinois ranks 65th (19.6).
  • The Panthers rank 27th in blocks per game (4.6) while the Governors rank 112th (3.2).
  • Eastern Illinois ranks 55th in steals per game (7.6) while Austin Peay ranks 76th in steals allowed per game (5.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Panthers have scored an average of 74.2 points per game (0.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 74.4 points per game (5.0 above their season average).
  • The Governors’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 3.8, down from 6.0 for the season.